Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

 

 

So, I figured we can all use a little comfort food right now.

 

I made this chocolate chip banana bread the other night and put in on my Instagram stories.

 

Afterwards, a few people asked for the recipe, so here it is!

 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

 

 

 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

 

 

I first got the recipe for this old fashioned chocolate chip banana bread from another mom in my oldest child’s nursery school class.

 

She would make this for playdates.

 

It was SO good, I had to have the recipe.

 

All these years later, it’s still my favorite.

 

I’ve seen other recipes which call for brown sugar and/or baking powder in the ingredients…

 

Those are good – but honestly, this one is GREAT!

 

And, while you’re mixing this up in the kitchen – you can listen to one of these podcasts!

 

 

Banana Bread ingredients

 

I tend to lean into baking when I’m feeling a little anxious.

My idea of comfort food is a warm, “fresh from the oven” banana bread with mini chocolate chips.

Crucial to this recipe are the mini chips.

I’ve tried making it with regular size chocolate chips, but they tend to all sort of sink to the bottom of the loaf pan.

Which, of course, becomes the top when you serve it.

Not the same as the mini chips which are so little they stay afloat while baking.

This leads to a better chip ratio in the bread…

 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup melted butter (preferably salted – but unsalted butter is fine too)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 small pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan (we use butter for this)
  3. In a large bowl, add the bananas and mash bananas until it becomes smooth.
  4. Add in the melted butter until well combined.
  5. Add the sugar, beaten egg, vanilla extract, and other dry ingredients: baking soda, salt, flour and cinnamon and mix until the batter is pretty smooth.
  6. Add in the mini chocolate chips and then pour the batter into your greased loaf pan.
  7. Top with a few extra mini chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for approximately 50 minutes to an hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let cool to room temperature for at least 10-15 minutes.
  10. Slice it up and enjoy!
  11. Rate this recipe, and pin it for later:) Thanks!

 

Hope you enjoy this family loved recipe!

If you make it – let me know.

 

xx,

Sue

PS: Try this delicious Banana Bread Granola Recipe next !

 

Yield: 8 servings

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

This chocolate chip banana bread is SO easy to make. It's a true comfort food you can make from ingredients you probably already have in your home.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted (preferably salted)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 small pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan (we use butter for this)
  3. In a large bowl, add the bananas and mash until it becomes smooth.
  4. Add in the melted butter until well combined.
  5. Add the sugar, beaten egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, flour and cinnamon and mix until the batter is pretty smooth.
  6. Add in the mini chocolate chips and then pour the batter into your greased loaf pan.
  7. Top with a few extra mini chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for approximately 50 minutes to an hour or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let cool for at least 10-15 minutes.
  10. Slice it up and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 245mg Carbohydrates: 41g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 20g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Nutrition information is an estimate and isn’t always accurate.

 

PS: Speaking of bananas – this healthy peanut butter smoothie is SO delicious!

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Liz Sipera wrote:

    I’m going to make this–looks delish. It reads 32 ripe bananas! How many? 😉

    Published on 3.19.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Fixed it~ only 2 🙂 thanks.

      Published on 3.19.20 · Reply
  2. Lynn wrote:

    How many bananas?

    Published on 3.19.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      whoops! Just 2 🙂

      Published on 3.19.20 · Reply
  3. Renaud wrote:

    Mmh yummy! I’ll make sure to try this recipe one of these days.

    Have a good day.

    Renaud
    http://blogbyrenaud.wordpress.com

    Published on 3.19.20 · Reply